Wednesday, September 18, 2013

IMPORT/EXPORT: Thug Catches Cab Here, Robs Driver Across Town; Other Overnight Reports

Here's one method of keeping robberies down in Wrigleyville and Boystown: Have the thugs get into cabs here, then rob people once they leave the area.

A Globe Taxi driver went into the 19th district station at 2:25 this morning and told the desk officer that he was robbed at gunpoint by a man that he had picked up near Roscoe and Halsted.

According to the driver, he took the soon-to-be robber from Boystown to an address in southwest Lincoln Park. There, his passenger pulled out a revolver and robbed him.

The assailant, a Hispanic man, about 26 years old, with very short hair ran southbound on Bosworth Avenue from Fullerton.  This incident is recorded as an armed robbery with a handgun in CPD case #HW456396.

Cut Off
A man's long night out got a whole lot longer and a whole lot more expensive when he battered an employee at Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, around closing time this morning.

Officers took the offender into custody for aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon as detailed in police case #HW456395.

No Report? No Crime.
At 4:02AM, a caller reported that a thief tried to steal a woman's phone at Belmont and Sheffield. According to the caller, the woman fought back and was holding the attacker by his shirt.

No one could be found when officers arrived about 10 minutes later.

The offender was described as male, black, with a light complexion, 5'5" tall, wearing black pants, black boots, and a white shirt.

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16 comments:

  1. 10 min. later??? Why so long? Where were the police at? Is there not a police car there now at Belmont and sheffield? So even having a car there people are still being robbed?
    Nowadays in the neighborhood it is not even safe after 11pm. The police can not protect us here.

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  2. Wow that Belmont Sheffield area is scary, I won't get off at Belmont at night Ever. I go to Addison. They should do something about it maybe station some police cars there with all that activity and crime going on there.

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  3. I bet if one night the Mayor wanted to stroll down Halsted street to shake hands and try to get our votes we would have police coverage on Halsted in cars on bikes and on foot Lol. Funny how they would protect the Mayor from visiting Us here, but they won't protect the people that live here and vote and pay taxes and spend money Lol.

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  4. Yes it is scary out here I was at Berlin and come outside to smoke I didn't see any police cars all night, last week I saw a car sitting at corner and was happy to see that, I guess some days they just can't afford to have any police sitting there. It is such a nice area during the day and afternoon, but after dark the criminals prey on victims all night out here.

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  5. I miss going to Berlin but that area is no longer worth the risk.

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  6. I also stopped going to Berlin you risk being beaten or robbed just walking down Belmont ave with all the groups and gangmembers all down the sidewalks on Belmont and around the CTA station. Like they are just waiting for vitims to come along. I feel sorry for out of towners who don't know how bad it is On Belmont at night that go to Berlin.

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  7. In case you have not yet deduced it:

    1) Rahm/Tunney do NOT respect those who pay taxes, including tourist who pay hotel taxes, unless they are in the Loop or Mag Mile where word may leak out. These Limo-Liberals are no different than Leona Helmsley ("only little people pay taxes)".

    2) What they DO respect those pay-to-pay and building monoliths (Depaul Stadium, etc.).

    3) The only other thing he will pay attention to are credit rating downgrades, as that will raise interest costs for Item 2.

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  8. Berlin needs to move. It has always been such a great place for music that doesn't get played at very many other places. Its business has to be in the toilet. I miss it too. In many ways I feel that it's already closed like 950.

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  9. Looks like Tunney is selling his properties on Belmont. Might as well get out before the crime wave starts really hurting property values:

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130919/lakeview/tunney-selling-belmont-properties-for-right-price

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  10. It would be so nice if we could have some police protection over there on Belmont near The EL and sheffield and not just a police car and the officers sitting in their car doing nothing but to be walking up and down belmont ave. like the old days, cops doing foot patrol keeping the people from hanging out, keeping the peace, keeping the robberies down. Can we get this Please ??

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  11. Anonymous said...
    It would be so nice if we could have some police protection over there on Belmont near The EL and sheffield and not just a police car and the officers sitting in their car doing nothing but to be walking up and down belmont ave. like the old days, cops doing foot patrol keeping the people from hanging out, keeping the peace, keeping the robberies down. Can we get this Please ??
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    If you see officers stationed there for long periods who do not get out of their cars, we'd recommend calling the police commander.

    He regularly uses the radio to order his officers to get out of their cars during Safe Passage coverage and on other posts.

    It's called "foot post" and "foot patrol" for a reason. Foot work is effective. Sitting in a car is lazy. We need to effective policing efforts.

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  12. Yes you are right the few times we Ever see a police car parked near by they are sitting in the car playing on their phones not even looking around what is happening. We should all call the Commander when we see this, or at least for a supervisor to come make them get out of the car and do foot patrol down Belmont ave.

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  13. I would be happy to even see this Police car stationed near Belmont and Sheffield, it would be somewhat help. But I never see any police so if they say they have a car over there it must be hiding lol. Good job officers, and Thanks

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    1. There have been cars assigned to that intersection on many nights recently. Most often, that car has been #1925 or 1925R.

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  14. I did see a car there last night and was so happy to see one, but not any all week have been there. Maybe now they will put one there and make them get out and do foot patrols down Belmont.

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